Ballot measures across the country passed on November 8th highlighting the fact that progressive values still resonate with the U.S. electorate. Gains were made even in the face of industry deception and big dollar ad campaigns.
Savannah joins growing list of cities against Citizens United decision
The grassroots movement to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s general sense that “corporations are people” just got another boost.
At the March 21 City Council meeting, Mayor Edna Jackson and six aldermen voted in favor of adopting a resolution stating that corporations are not afforded the same right to free speech as individuals under the First Amendment. District 6 Alderman Tony Thomas and District 4 alderwoman Mary Ellen Sprague voted against the amendment.
(APN) ATLANTA -- On Saturday, December 08, 2012, the Georgia chapter of Move to Amend hosted a community forum on Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule, at Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta.
The focus of the event was the need for an amendment to the Constitution of the US in response to the controversial Citizens United v. FEC ruling of the Supreme Court of the US of 2010.
David Cobb, a spokesperson for the national Move to Amend coalition visited Atlanta to speak at the event.
A former Green Party presidential candidate is organizing Athenians to get corporate money out of politics.
While campaigning in Iowa, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney famously claimed that "Corporations are people, my friend."
A crowd of about 50 people braved the rain Friday afternoon, January 20, to voice their anger and concern over corporations having the same rights as individuals. They marched from Woodruff Park to the Richard B. Russell Federal Building for a “rally to end corporate personhood” as part of Occupy the Courts, a nationwide event.